Wednesday, April 19, 2006

13 Years Ago Today




Today is April 19th. Exactly 13 years ago I was sitting in a MEPS station in Boston scared to death with what I was doing. That was the day that my joining the Navy came to a head with my departure from living at home rent free and working at Bradlees. It was also the day that Waco happened. I'm sure that's the only thing that kept my taking the oath from being front page news in the Brockton Enterprise.

During my time in the Navy I made great friends and had a blast, but I'm glad to be out. You can only watch so many planes land before going crazy. Besides...how much Madden can you really play?

Friday, April 14, 2006

Morning baseball? It must be Patriot's Day

It's that time of year again. People are running all over the city and Fenway is filling up at 10 in the morning. Even though it's not a holiday here in Chicago, it's still a holiday to me. Wisconsin jumped on the bandwagon in 2001, but for the most part Patriot's Day belongs to New England. Actually just Maine and Massachusetts, but Connecticut is just New Yorkers who don't live there, and we won't even go into New Hampshire and Rhode Islandahs.

For as long as I can remember, the 3rd Monday in April meant no school or work and Red Sox baseball at 11:05. The last year I lived in Boston, my boss wanted to know why I was still there at 9:30 in the morning. I took that as a sign that it was time to meet my good friend S at Fenway and grab some scalped tickets. Since they were playing the Yankees, they weren't cheap. This is the first time I'll miss the marathon since I was protecting this great nation by doing my duty. Oh yeah...there's also a little road race on Monday too.

I guess I can pretend I'm there by drinking at 11 and watching the marathon on TV. I just don't think it will be the same. I'll just have to ride 26.2 miles in honor of Paul Revere making his ride.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

This is why we take the T to the games




As if you needed another reason to leave the car at home when heading out to Fenway to catch the Sox, I've got one for you. There is a Mobil station on Boylston that charges 90 bucks during day games and the playoffs.

I guess the good news is they knock it down to 45 bucks for night games.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

It;'s Back!



Thanks to the Good Lady K for letting me know that the new season of Wonder Showzen has started. For those that don't know, it is a parody of children's shows that is so wrong you can't help but laugh. Check it out if you can. It's on MTV and MTV2 during the week.